SEEKINGBass Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Keyboard, Trombone.
Seasoned, relocated NY drummer/ percussionist/ multi instrumentalist, vocalist & songwriter with 30+ years experience. Can play variety of styles as well as write, record, produce and arrange tunes & audio for personal or commercial use. Good attitude, fun loving/ professional demeanor & very enthusiastic.
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- Member since:
- Sep 05 2015
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Beatles, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, XTC, Squeeze, Todd Rundgren,The Jam, Beach Boys, Bob Marley, Yes, Gentle Giant, Procol Harem, Bowie, Police, Zappa, The Specials, Annie Lennox, The Band, Buddy Holly, Ray Charles, James Brown, P-Funk, Fishbone, King Crimson, Paul Simon & others far too numerous to mention.
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Tama Starclassic Performer Drums, Paiste Cymbals, LP Percussion, Roland & Korg Keyboards, Fender Guitars, Ibanez & Eastwood basses, Shure, Rode & Neumann Microphones. Cubase DAW software, Focusrite & SSL preamps & various other gear.
96 Tears Year: 2018 Album: Unreleased Genre: Cover/Tribute
This classic Rudy Martinez (a.k.a. "?") & his "Mysterians" tune looms large in my sonic wheelhouse as I loved it as a little kid...still do! I've spun it a tad differently to make it my own but tried to stay faithful in it's "grooviness"!
(I Love) Aunt Bee
(I Love) Aunt Bee Track number: 3 Year: 2014 Album: School Genre: Pop
My homage to a fictional family Matriarch from Mayberry...musically treading upon early J. Jackson, The Jam or possibly Cheap Trick territory. Strictly Power Pop!
It Only Takes a Minute
It Only Takes a Minute Year: 2014 Album: School Genre: Ska
This lil' chestnut was a fave of mine when Tavares charted with it back in '75. As Reggae & Ska have always been a part of my musical vocab, I thought the tune lent itself to this "treatment" ! D. Lambert & B. Potter hit this one outta' the park!!
School Track number: 2 Year: 2014 Album: School Genre: Pop
Parenthood can conjure some wonderful inspiration. This one was a basic Ray Charles-esq vibe with psychedelic flourishes & a splash of Brazil '66...
5 Years Year: 2016 Album: Unreleased Genre: Cover/Tribute
My take on the brilliant D. Bowie song which kicked off the "Ziggy Stardust" album & forever changed my musical perspective. It's a pretty straight forward reading as the original Bowie/ corner doo-wop/ Jacques Brel vibe was perfect as is! That & uh...it's BOWIE!! Hello???
After Year: 2009 Album: Unreleased Genre: Other
This "Yacht-rock" inspired tune of mine was sort of the "bastard child" of The Dan & Toto! It's sat around for years...perhaps for good reason! LOL! Brother Chris Ryan supplies the "Skunk" inspired lead guitar & some backing vox. Prosecco & Backgammon anyone?